Licensing requirements vary from one country to another. In the United States of America, the state is responsible to define these requirements. Although, there are no Federal licensing required by firms to work as a general contractor. However, most states have formulated the need for local licensing. The Arizona contractor license is a permit that allows different construction firms to work freely on a construction site and to get the license, below are the following requirements.
BUSINESSES ELIGIBLE FOR ARIZONA CONTRACTOR LICENSE
An Arizona contractors license is generally required for a business offering its services related to construction, repair, highway building, alteration, and demolition. Basically, any work which involves the use of building construction techniques.
Apart from constructing properties and infrastructure, the contractor’s license is also required in the erection of scaffolding, connections to utility service lines, metering devices and sewer lines, and providing mechanical and structural repairs. Moreover, contractors include subcontractors such as flooring contractors, landscape contractors, and consultants who represent themselves as the ones who can supervise a project.
COMPANIES ELIGIBLE FOR ARIZONA CONTRACTOR’S LICENSE
The Arizona contractor’s license can be applied by anyone. The Arizona Registrar of contractors accepts applications from both sole proprietors and corporations. A company can apply for a contractor’s license if they regularly employ people with knowledge, skills, and experiences in the construction sector. Remember, the employees should be above 18 years of age.
Moreover, the company or the sole proprietor must be registered with the Arizona corporation commission and should be in good standing before submitting their application for a contractor’s license.
DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR THE APPLICATION OF CONTRACTOR’S LICENSE
Since the Arizona contractor’s license is an important document for an organization. High focus should be given to presenting the documents during the application. In my opinion, a company or a sole proprietor should form a checklist of documents required before even starting the application. The checklist will assist you in making sure that none of the documents is missed. The documents required for the application are as follows:-
- Online Examination Score
- Experience record form
- License fee and recovery fund fee(if applicable)
- A license bond according to the turnover of the company
- Arizona transaction privilege tax number
- Financial statement
- Proof of compensation insurance of the worker
EXAM FOR CONTRACTOR’S LICENSE
Yes, all Arizona Contractor’s license applicants must appear and successfully pass a business management examination that contains questions related to the state and the federal laws, management of construction projects, business, and financial management. Moreover, some licenses also require you to pass a trade exam. The PSI candidate information bulletin (CFD) contains details about the application for examination and frequently asked questions related to the examination. After appearing for the examination and receiving the result, the test report card must be attached and submitted with the application form.
FRESHER APPLICATION FOR THE ARIZONA STATE CONTRACTOR’S LICENSE
Anyone can apply for the Arizona State contractor’s license. However, extra points and preference is giving to the experienced personnel from the industry. Credits are specifically given to foreman, journeyman, supervising employee, or contractor. For more details related to the experience requirement for the contractor’s license application, one can refer to the license classification requirement RC-L-206B.